McDavid And Nuge Return To Training Camp, Edmonton Rejoices

Chris the Intern
September 28 2016 07:00AM

They're back! Although the wonderous tournament that was the World Cup is over for Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, their NHL seasons are just beginning. They went, they played, they won a couple, lost one, and came back home to tell the tale. Fortunately for these two players, they arrived home injury free, unlike a few NHLers that fell victim to the World Cup's evil injury bug. Both Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera, however, have somehow made it to the finals with Team Europe, and are currently in the middle of their best-of-three finale series against Canada. 

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Eric Gryba and the Rest of the Oiler PTOs

Chris the Intern
September 20 2016 03:30PM

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The Oilers invited Eric Gryba to a professional tryout on September 2nd. Nearly three weeks later, Gryba finally accepted the offer, and will now be attending the Oilers training camp come Thursday. Gryba's grit and toughness make him an excellent depth defenceman, and would very much help the Oilers this season. Along with Gryba, the Oilers have signed six other players to PTO contracts this summer. Let's take a look at the options. 

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REPORT: Kris Russell Talk Heating Up

Chris the Intern
September 19 2016 09:30AM

Kris Russell, a 29-year-old, left-handed defenceman has been patiently waiting all summer for his phone to ring. No one has seemed to show any interest for him, until now. Lo and behold, that team may be the Oilers and negotiations appear to be heating up. 

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How Are The Oilers Doing in the World Cup Prelims So Far?

Chris the Intern
September 13 2016 02:00PM

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We are a few days into the World Cup of Hockey preliminary rounds, and I though that now is the perfect time for a look at the Oilers that are playing in the tournament. These first few games have without a doubt made me even more excited for the real tournament to get started on Saturday! 

There are four Edmonton Oilers taking part in the tournament; Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins play for team North America, and Leon Draisaitl and Andrej Sekera play for Europe. In the preliminary round, each team was matched up with another to play back-to-back games, followed by a third game against another team. It just so happened that our own boys faced off against each other for two games in a row, with Team North America winning both games. 

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Edmonton Oilers Prospect Pyramid

Chris the Intern
September 07 2016 11:07AM

If you didn't see the video, LeafsNation vlogger and Sportsnet super personality Steve Dangle got fed up with prospect rankings, and decided to create his own method to rank prospects by using the Prospect Pyramid. I thought it was an interesting way of ranking prospects, as evaluating players who have never played an NHL game before can be difficult and subjective. 

The Prospect Pyramid groups players together in tiers. Players who share similar skill sets and potential are grouped together on the pyramid, and are separated from players who are not comparable. It is a platform that someone could look at and understand who they should pay attention to in the system and who they shouldn't. I wanted to do something similar, so here is my modified version of the Edmonton Oilers Prospect Pyramid. 

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